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This article was published on September 21, 2010

    Is Your Office Empty This Morning? It’s Civilization 5 Day!

    Is Your Office Empty This Morning? It’s Civilization 5 Day!
    Alex Wilhelm
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    Alex Wilhelm

    Alex Wilhelm is a San Francisco-based writer. You can find Alex on Twitter, and on Facebook. You can reach Alex via email at [email protected] Alex Wilhelm is a San Francisco-based writer. You can find Alex on Twitter, and on Facebook. You can reach Alex via email at [email protected]

    I awoke this morning to a Twitter stream filled with nothing but wanton babble about some odd game called “Civilization 5.” I turned my attentions to the internet and low and behold, this is the very day the game is launching.

    Never heard of Civilization? It is a massively popular series of titles that has a quasi cult-like following. The games are excellent (so I am told), and this new installment is supposed to be the best yet. To put it in perspective, this is how thousands across the US feel:

    In other words, take this post as your warning: expect a few people who you know and love to be a little scarce over the next few weeks. Don’t even try to call, they are too busy taking over the world. Now, if you will excuse me, I am off to reformat my iPad. I will be unreachable until tomorrow, please leave a message.